Made from the same fabric that�s used to carry gear on high-altitude expeditions, this durable laptop sleeve fits laptops up to 13".
In this busy world where people are inundated with "things", I had decided that less is more. So I started by carrying less stuff around with me, which meant I had to downsize from my big backpack to something much simpler and less bulky.
I basically travel to and from work each day in my car so I don't really need a big bag to carry my stuff in. I also wanted something slimline and something I could easily sling over my shoulder when I needed my hands free to carry something else. For work I really only need my trusty 15" Macbook Pro, power adaptor, mouse and a few notes. I decided to give this North Face Base Camp Laptop Brief a go.
The first thing I noticed was the fantastic padding around the bag. Anything I put my laptop into must have extremely good padding or I won't trust it. So that was a good sign. The rest of the bag was pretty standard, it has a front organiser section which is a bit tricky to get into but I got use to it fairly quickly. The organiser section has a keyring hanger, which I actually use to keep them out of my pocket - I never used that feature on my previous bags for some reason but this one seems to work for me.
The shoulder pad on this bag is actually extremely comfortable. I have used the bag on a few interstate trips and it definitely helps to have that when you're dragging another piece of luggage around.
All in all, I'm very pleased with the bag. I've been using it since August 2009 and will be keeping it for awhile.
“Good quality laptop bag. I bought this bag for my vaio z and it's fits perfectly. The bag uses very nice quality materials and construction with good padding to protect the laptop. It's not too big or bulky and can easily and comfortably be carried around whether travelling on public transport or just walking. The only small down side is the lack of additional storage, so squeezing in the power supply is a tight fit and doesn't leave much room for anything else; not sure where i'm going to put a mouse. Overall i'm very happy though.”
“Good for what it is. Pros: - small (if thats what you want), perfect for train rides and midnight hax raids on military installations - its north face, street props - snug, padded fit (feels safe) cons: - upside down storage compartment seems a bit stupid, if you forget to zip up and pick it up, everything will fall to the floor. - barely fits a macbook charger and they're small as it is, zips up verrry tight (little bit sketchy with that much force being applied to the laptop inside) - finish is a bit girly. Overall: great if you want the smallest bag possible for your 13 macbook. If you want to carry more than an ethernet cable, charger, usb dongle, 1 piece a4 white non-recycled paper, macbook, small double edged blade, get the 15. 4 version, otherwise, this bag is cheap and does well for the price.”